Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

  • 3 Firms to Profit From Booming International Market

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, SNA, SWK

    The beautiful thing about tools and cleaning suppliers is that they almost always have a constant stream of people needing their products. These firms are also able to capitalize on the worldwide expansion of many of the luxuries that the developed world enjoys. These include various devices that require fixing, such as cars and phones.

    iRobot will improve through increased exposure

    iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) could benefit from advertising its products more »

  • The Dividends Are a Nice Little Bonus

    By Harriet Tramer - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CAH, SON, SWK

    Investors might purchase a stock not because they suspect it will skyrocket but because they believe its dividend will provide them with a higher income stream than they might gain from a more conservative investment such as a Treasury bond. But is that happy scenario realistic? Can a company be relied upon to continue forwarding a hefty dividend year after year? And can investors be ensured that the stock they more »

  • This Company Is a Solid Bet

    By ANUP SINGH - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: KMT, SNA, SWK

    Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), a manufacturer of industrial tools, household hardware and engineered-security solutions across the globe, recently reported its second-quarter earnings. The results provided many reasons to cheer. It beat estimates on revenue and also met the expectation on earnings per share. Let's take a look at what was behind its performance in the recently reported quarter and how it could perform in the future.

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  • Wrenching up: The Tool industry

    By Vanina Egea - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: SNA, SWK, TKR

    I grew up visiting my dad’s combine repair shop. Tools were everywhere and some brands stuck with me. Stanley B&D (NYSE: SWK), and Timken (NYSE: TKR) are some of them. I did not know of Snap-on (NYSE: SNA) until visiting one of their trucks. Now that the economy is picking back up, and the automobile industry reignites, some of them will beneficiate. However, others may be affected by more »

  • Here’s A Fundamental Metric That You Should Monitor

    By Brian Nichols - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: ITW, IP, NP, SWK

    Retail dividend investors often fall into the trap of only seeking stocks that pay high yields with regular rises in the quarterly dividend. However, investors must also consider if the dividend is sustainable in the event of macro issues; is the company leaving enough income to reinvest in growth; and if room exists to increase the yield even further. A good way to answer these questions is by comparing payout more »

  • 3 Reasons Why This Housing Play Is a Great Value

    By Lee Samaha - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HD, SWK, WHR

    Investors in home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) have seen a near-90% rise in its share price over the last year, and many of them must feel tempted to take some profits. But the company has a number of positive things happening for it in 2013. And  if it continues to execute in moving towards hitting its long-term targets, Whirlpool could have plenty of upside left.

    Whirlpool upgrades guidance

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  • Billionaire Nelson Peltz Is Still Betting on Industrials

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: IR, JCI, SWK

    After billionaire Nelson Peltz appeared at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference touting his newest activist campaign, I was reminded of his other major holding. Peltz's next largest holding behind his newest PepsiCo and Mondelez positions is Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR). Ingersoll made up over 15% of Trian's public-equity portfolio at the end of 1Q, and Trian owns just under 5% of the company.

    Peltz got a big win for more »

  • Don't Forget About Special Dividends

    By Timothy Green - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: NPK, PG, SWK

    If you use a stock screener to find dividend stocks, you may be missing out on companies which routinely pay special dividends. Special dividends aren't typically considered when calculating the dividend yield, so most stock screeners will miss these companies. National Presto Industries (NYSE: NPK) is one such company. Presto's regular dividend only yields 1.4%, but the annual special dividend is what makes the stock interesting.

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  • A Contrarian Idea That's Worth a Look

    By Zain Abbas - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: IR, SWK, TYC

    Contrarian ideas always exist in the market and this is what brings spice to the world of equities. However, sometimes contrarian ideas can bring great fortune, if the investor gets it right. And it makes sense – greater risk eventually bears greater return.

    Industrials have always been a stable sector. By stable, I mean there is not as much volatility to see as one can see in the tech or consumer-goods more »

  • A Cheap Tool Manufacturer With Ambitious Growth

    By Matthew Frankel - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DHR, MKTAY, SWK

    Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) was formed by the merger of Stanley Works and Black & Decker in 2010. Since the merger, all signs point to healthy growth and a good long-term strategy to create value for its shareholders, however shares have lagged the overall market since that time. Although at the current share price the company is very close to its 52-week high, shares are worth just 20% more than more »

  • Are Security Companies a Safe Bet?

    By Zain Abbas - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: IR, SWK, TYC

    The housing market has been on a gallop, which is why many may believe that the overall construction market is booming. This is not the case as the construction industry is a product of both residential and non-residential construction, and it has been the non-residential construction that has disappointed investors. The Architectural Billing Index (ABI), a leading indicator of non-res construction, hit a low level in April, according to Ingersoll-Rand more »

  • Adverse Weather - Is it a Buying Opportunity?

    By Zain Abbas - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: SMG, SWK, WHR

    A cooler-than-expected spring and delayed tax refund tickets emerged as surprising themes for some retail companies in the recent earnings season. It affected different business lines in different ways. The ways were different but the end result was the same – earnings results that missed the estimates.

    Let’s have a look at some of the examples for hardware and garden players:

    How did cool weather disturb Scott Miracle-Gro?

    The management more »

  • Finding Value in the Housing Sector

    By Lee Samaha - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, SWK, WHR

    Investing in anticipation of a housing recovery has been one of the best trades of the last year, but with things like the home improvement stores Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) hitting new highs is it time to start thinking about reducing your weighting in the sector?

    My rationale in asking this question is not to question the validity of the housing recovery but rather more »

  • 5 Cheap Fast-Growing Dividends

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: APD, ITW, SWK, TGT, WMT

    Who doesn't love dividends? In looking for great dividend stocks, I've come across five cheap dividend stocks with safe dividends, where they all have a payout ratio of less than 50%. The cheapness of these stocks is in the fact that they all trade with price-to-earnings ratios of less than 16.5x, which is below the market's 19x P/E.

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  • Time to Pick Your Home Handyman

    By Arturo Cuevas - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, JAH, SWK

    Things that make life handier sure can be a good theme for stock picking, don’t you think? This is especially so, now that household growth  in the U.S.appears accelerating and new home construction is rising along with a pick up in activity in the residential resale market.

    Going by this line of thought,  Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) should be a fine candidate. After all, most of the more »

  • These Diversified Industrials Are Dividend Legends

    By Bob Ciura - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: DOV, ITW, SWK

    Companies within the industrial sector don’t have exciting businesses. They aren’t likely to be featured in the financial media as the next hot sector or major growth story. At the same time, they provide necessary functions to our society. They manufacture and distribute real, tangible things that build our very infrastructure and contribute heavily to the economy.

    While no one is likely to be excited by these businesses more »

  • Is This Stock the Perfect GARP Play for 2013?

    By Lee Samaha - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: MAS, SWK, WHR

    There are three positive earnings drivers to look out for with Stanley Black & Decker(NYSE: SWK), and if they all come together in 2013, then this stock has significant upside potential. It is a nice mix of value and growth.The company offers a nice mix of improving end markets, ongoing cost savings from synergies created via acquisition integration, and it has a strategic growth initiative in place in order more »

  • Building a Watch List from Your Garage

    By William Bias - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: GNRC, KMB, SWK, WDFC

    A watch list serves as an important tool in the process of gathering investment ideas and keeping track of them in order to determine their worthiness for your portfolio. You can find great investment ideas simply by walking around in your garage.

    As you walk around your garage you may see a box of Scott shop towels made by personal care conglomerate Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB). In addition, the company also more »

  • The Key Earnings For The Week of April 22

    By Lee Samaha - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: CHKP, CTXS, SWK, VFC, YUM

    It’s another huge week for earnings. In this article I've suggested some of those companies that I find interesting and provide some ideas for further research. It’s also a good time to try and check the underlying trends in the economy versus what individual companies are saying about them.


    BE Aerospace and Hexcel are two of the most interesting stocks in the aerospace sector. The latter more »

  • Can These Five Screen Stars Can Light Up Your Portfolio

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, FSC, NYMT, SWK, RGR

    Screeners are so much fun...more fun than Angry Birds and more profitable. Using the Motley Fool screener (found under the CAPS community tab at I noodled around for stocks with 2% plus yield, at least 1% insider ownership, P/Es between 5 and 15, and revenue growth of at least 20% for the last three years.

    Eye-popping names

    In the mid-cap and big cap stocks only more »

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